We headed down to southern Utah in search of some good\nweather and great springtime bass fishing. During our stay we took the opportunity\nto go see the falls at Gunlock Reservoir and get some fishing in. Here are some\nof the details of where we went, what we fished with, and how we caught some\nfish at Gunlock Reservoir. \n\n\n\nGunlock Reservoir Fishing\nConditions \n\n\n\nWeather: Windy\nwith 80 degree temperatures \n\n\n\nWind: 5-15mph\n\n\n\nWater Level: 100%\nfull\n\n\n\nWater Clarity: Stained water,\nlow water visibility \n\n\n\nWater Temperature: 66-68\ndegrees\n\n\n\nTime of Day: 6:30-9:00PM\n\n\n\nAbout Gunlock\nReservoir\n\n\n\nGunlock State Park is located in southern Utah in the town\nof Gunlock, which is about 40 minutes northwest of St. George, Utah. It\u2019s red\nrock, dessert scenic views and largemouth bass fishing makes it a great\ndestination for any angler. This reservoir was poisoned a few years back but is\non the come back and is a good spot to target some largemouth bass. \n\n\n\nIn perfect conditions when the water is full and the dam is overflowing this combination creates some awesome waterfalls on the south end of the reservoir. We were fortunate enough to see the waterfalls this time around and they did not disappoint. For information about the water falls check out this salt project blog post. \n\n\n\nFalls at Gunlock Reservoir\n\n\n\nGunlock Reservoir\nFishing Report\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThis was my first time fishing at Gunlock Reservoir so I wasn\u2019t\nsure what to expect. I was impressed with the desert scenery especially on the\nwest side. Fishing was pretty decent, we ended up catching around 7 fish but\nmost of them were pretty small. We also talked with some other anglers fishing\nout of a kayak and they seemed to have a little more success but also caught\nmostly small fish using soft plastics. I felt like we were just starting to\nfigure them out when it got dark and we had to head back. \n\n\n\nFished from: 6:30-9:00\n\n\n\nAreas Fished: West\nCoves, Around the Gunlock Campground\n\n\n\nFish Total: 7\n\n\n\nBaits Used:\nCrankbaits, Jigs, Ned Rig\n\n\n\nOur Gunlock Fishing Spots\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nNorth Shoreline of\nthe Gunlock Campground\n\n\n\nAfter our quick trip to the Gunlock falls we ended up getting to the lake a little later in the day. The wind had picked up and made it tough to navigate in our little lifetime kayaks, so we ended up fishing from shore on the north side of the Gunlock campground. We were able to catch a few smaller fish on the point where the wind was blowing in using a squarebill crankbait and a finesse jig. \n\n\n\nWest Coves\n\n\n\nOnce the wind died down a bit we took our kayaks out and\nheaded to west side of the lake and fished the red rocks and coves. We started\noff using the Ned Rig and Jig but didn\u2019t have much luck. I switched over to a\ncrankbait and immediately caught a fish off a point. \n\n\n\nAfter that I used a few different size and color of crankbaits and were able to have some success casting in and around points and cuts. They also seemed to be holding to big trees on rocky shorelines. I caught my biggest fish on the north cove in a big tree with a red crankbait. \n\n\n\nGunlock Reservoir Lures and\nBaits\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nCrankbaits\n\n\n\nWe had the most success fishing crankbaits off points and cuts\nand around trees and brush. I started off throwing a squarebill but had better luck\nthrowing a Strike King Series 6 XD Crankbait. I would make long cast over\npoints and to the shore. \n\n\n\nBest Crankbait: Strike King Series 6 XD (Color: Cold Blooded)\n\n\n\nBlack and Blue Jig \n\n\n\nWith the stained water we thought a black and blue jig would be a good option. This turned out to be a decent choice and we were able to pick up a few bass on the Strike King Bitsy Bug Jig paired with a black and blue create trailer. \n\n\n\nBest Jig: Strike\nKing Bitsy Bug Jig, black and blue 1\/40z \n\n\n\nFinal Thoughts\n\n\n\nWe had a time visiting the Gunlock falls and fishing the reservoir. We were able to enjoy the desert scenery and catch a few bass. This is a great fishing destination and we will definitely will back. Interested in other great bass fishing spots in Utah? Check out our post: The 12 Best Bass Fishing Spots in Utah\n\n\n\nTight Lines!